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Whitman School

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  • Request a Chromebook

    The survey to request a Chromebook and access to the internet is live again. Please fill out if you need assistance and please fill out for people who may not currently have access to the internet, but need support.
  • Family message 4/2/20

    Dear Whitman students, families and community-

    Greetings and I hope you all are going well!  As we start to negotiate online learning next Monday and log into devices, I wanted to make sure everyone knew how to log on.  Here is information about student logins. Many of your students are used to logging into Chromebooks in class so will know how to do this, but here is some information that may be helpful.  

    Students usernames are first initial, last name, last four digits of their student ID.

    IE: Stacey Willis with an ID of 123456 would be swillis3456@student.pps.net

    K-5 student default password is four characters, two-digit month and two-digit day of their birthdate (MMDD). Most of our k-2 students have not changed their passwords.

    If your student needs help with logins or their passwords, please contact our wonderful Teacher Librarian, Grace Butler, and she can assist.  Her email is gbutler@pps.net

    I am sure as we get started, there will be some things that go exactly as planned and other things that are challenges.  Please know everybody is excited to see you all again virtually and will make adjustments as needed.

    I also wanted to include a link to a page that has a variety of resources available for people who may need to access them. There are many tabs at the bottom for reference. Please access it here.

    Thank you so very much for your support and be well!

    Stephanie Murdock and Celina Garrido

  • Whitman News

    Dear Whitman students, families and community-

    I hope you are doing well.   Yesterday, Whitman staff came together for a virtual staff meeting.  This week teachers are engaging with online professional development that covers new learning platforms and virtual learning for students. 

    Virtual Learning

    Virtual learning for students will begin Monday, April 6.  Over the next few days, teachers will begin to reach out to families to share the plan for the coming weeks.  Next week the plan is that teachers provide instruction for math and English language arts in grades K-5. Things are constantly evolving. There are going to be ideas that work beautifully and others that do not go as planned. We will be working hard to determine our new normal for our community.  Thank you in advance for all of your support.

    Devices and Internet

    The district has sent a survey to families to see who might need to borrow a student Chromebook for their children to access online learning or who might need access to the internet.  At this time, the survey link is closed as they are scheduling the first wave of distribution to students in grades 4-12. The survey link will be sent out again soon for families who still need to request devices or help accessing the internet.  There will be distribution for students in grades K-3 soon. If you know of a family who does not have access to the internet to fill out this survey, please offer to help fill it out for them on your device.

    We will continue to post links to learning and relevant information on our school website, Facebook page, and through emails.  Please continue to be safe and take care of yourselves and your families. We miss you all and hope to see you soon.

     

    Best,

    Stephanie Murdock and Celina Garrido


  • Information and Resources Regarding Extended Spring Break Including Meals

    Dear PPS Families,

    As we shared Thursday night, Portland Public Schools will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1 (staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30, two days earlier). During this time, all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled.

    We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the extended break:

    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
    • César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
    • George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
    • Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
    • Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
    • Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
    • Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
    • Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
    • Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
    • Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
    • Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
    • Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
    • Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St

    For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

    Curriculum and Enrichments

    We encourage students and their families to stay engaged academically during this time off. Schools have opened their libraries for students to check out books before leaving school today. We encourage parents to read with their pre-K and elementary school children. Many teachers are also sending workbooks, printed materials, and grade-appropriate readers for their students to use during the break.

    Printed instructional resources for language arts and mathematics will be available to students and families at the schools sites where we will be providing meals to children. These printed resources will be distributed on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage students and families to take advantage of these resources.

    Digital learning applications and websites are valuable resources to use during this time. We are creating a “Virtual Learning Opportunities” portal that will be made available at pps.net/coronavirus. PPS staff will continue to update the portal throughout our closure.

    Child Care

    Our licensed child care providers (YMCA, Champions, Camp Fire, etc.) will not be able to offer child care during canceled school days or during spring vacation in our buildings. If your children are registered for a spring break child care program, your provider will be contacting you with further information.

    SUN Service System

    Our SUN Service System Partners will not be able to offer programming during canceled school days or during spring break in our buildings. We are in communication with our partners and will provide additional information as we have it.

    Health Centers

    Multnomah County will keep some Student Health Center locations open during the break. You can find more information by visiting this website.

    Health services are available for all K-12 students in Multnomah County over spring break (March 23-27) at:

    Parkrose Student Health Center
    12003 NE Shaver St
    503-988-3392
    Spring Break Flyer (English/ Spanish) 

     This is an unprecedented time in our community, and we hope that some of the services and supports described above will be helpful to families over the unexpectedly long break. During the break, we encourage everyone to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor. You can find much more information and additional resources by clicking pps.net/coronavirus.

    We wish everyone a safe and healthy extended break.

Principal's
Message

  • Dear Whitman students, families and community-

    I hope you are doing well.   Yesterday, Whitman staff came together for a virtual staff meeting.  This week teachers are engaging with online professional development that covers new learning platforms and virtual learning for students. 

    Virtual Learning

    Virtual learning for students will begin Monday, April 6.  Over the next few days, teachers will begin to reach out to families to share the plan for the coming weeks.  Next week the plan is that teachers provide instruction for math and English language arts in grades K-5. Things are constantly evolving. There are going to be ideas that work beautifully and others that do not go as planned. We will be working hard to determine our new normal for our community.  Thank you in advance for all of your support.

    Devices and Internet

    The district has sent a survey to families to see who might need to borrow a student Chromebook for their children to access online learning or who might need access to the internet.  At this time, the survey link is closed as they are scheduling the first wave of distribution to students in grades 4-12. The survey link will be sent out again soon for families who still need to request devices or help accessing the internet.  There will be distribution for students in grades K-3 soon. If you know of a family who does not have access to the internet to fill out this survey, please offer to help fill it out for them on your device.

    We will continue to post links to learning and relevant information on our school website, Facebook page, and through emails.  Please continue to be safe and take care of yourselves and your families. We miss you all and hope to see you soon. 

    Best,

    Stephanie Murdock and Celina Garrido

     

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